I've been looking at building the following 920 pc and would appreciate any feedback i can get on the following setup:
CPU - i7-920 OEM (which i will overclock, i've decided not to wait for the 930 since the only difference i can tell seems to be a slight increase in clock speed...) I'll be putting a TRUE 1366 heatsink with fan on it
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5, Intel X58, Sok 1366, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1066/1600/2000, SATA II, ATX
CASE & PSU - Antec 1200 Full Tower Case + Antec CP 850W Modular PSU
As far as choosing this specific 260 one - it's basically the nvidia card within my £150-160 price range, plus the benchmarks put that super OC 260 at slightly higher than a stock 275, and it can still be overclocked past that so it seemed to me a better bet than the 5770.
- should i be considering a 4890 instead?
5800s atm are selling for £220+ which is more than i want to spend at the moment
Then the GTX 260 would be fine for a placeholder card. However, you might not be able to max out CODMW2 as this is the only graphic-intensive game on your list. SC is more quad-core intensive (more units, more AI), so is the newer TW game.